Things to see & do
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A musical visit
Listen out for the polyphon when you explore the house.
This wonderful 'jukebox' from the 1890s plays exquisite tunes every hour. Otto Overbeck's was so charmed by the machine, so the story goes, that he bought it from a local pub and brought it up to the house in a horse and cart.
Close your eyes once the disc begins to turn and imagine yourself back to the turn of the century when these mechanical music boxes were the latest high tech toys.
Finding our resident miniature ghost called Fred is the highlight for many visiting Overbeck's.
Once inside the house, children are invited to find the secret door and discover where Fred might be hiding. Every day he finds a new hiding place in one of the doll's house interiors. We never know where he'll be from one day to the next.
Games on the lawn are popular with our young visitors.
Giant brick towers and dominoes can played on the front terrace whilst the grown-ups can enjoy teas and coffees nearby.
For the more adventurous, the gardens are great for hide and seek. Or if you really want a challenge try one of the indoor quizzes.